Sutch, or Fort Sutch, is a minor city located along the Brena River, within the province of Cyrodiil. Sutch was once a well-established settlement amidst the Gold Coast, but it has since been in disrepair and abandoned. The Fort Sutch Abbey is all that remains.

By gameEdit



Sutch is located on the northern grasslands of the Gold Coast, being built on the southern end of the Brena River near the border to Hammerfell and the city of Rihad. Sutch is a part of the Colovian Estates, a government operating out of Colovia that co-exists alongside the Empires of Cyrodiil. Some sources claim that Sutch is located in Hammerfell whereas other sources claim it exists in Cyrodiil. What stands in Modern-Day Sutch is the ruins of Fort Sutch, which is located north of Anvil and northeast of Beldaburo. The city of Sutch is on the Gold Road, where the road continues northwards to the Brena River. East of the city is a road coming out of Sutch where it leads into a small lake. The seat of power in Sutch is Castle Sutch.[UL 1]



Second EraEdit

A well-known legend takes place in Sutch. Many years ago, the city-state of Sutch was ruled by Baron Ignace, who was a notable collector of rare coins. His wife, Baroness Veronique saw this as tedious, but much appreciated the lifestyle she had as the Baroness of Sutch. One fateful day, a thief named Ravius Terinus had snuck into Castle Sutch, attempting to steal the rare coins. Terinus claimed to be a master thief of the Thieves Guild, which was questionable since the guild had dissolved many years ago. Before Terinus could escape, he met Veronique in her chambers, to which the two soon fell in love and consummated their love. When the captain of the City Guard asked to search her dorm, the Baroness hid the Thief in her closet and returned the gold coins. By the morning, Ravius Terinus left Castle Sutch, stealing the baroness' virtue.[1]

During the Interregnum, the city-state of Sutch was active amidst the warring of the Alliance War, however, Sutch was not a part of the independent region of the Gold Coast, despite being one of the three main settlements. Regardless, Sutch continued their daily routine, hunters along the Brena River would continue to sell their fines, such as the carcass of the mythical River Troll. But as many know, the city-state of Sutch is notorious for dealing with Daedra. The conduit of Boethiah had operated out of Sutch. At one point in time, before the Second Akaviri Invasion, Jorunn the Skald-King had traveled to Sutch, seeking artistic and philosophical pursuits.[2][3][4][5][UL 2]

Sutch remained as a city throughout the Interregnum and was still standing strong, even four-hundred years during the aftermath of the Hammerfell Civil War and in the middle of the Tiber Wars. Before the Tiber Wars, Cuhlecain of Falkreath was able to unite the Colovian Estates and eventually the Nibenay under a single banner. Sutch, along with the other cities in Colovia were among the first to be established under the Third Empire. Cuhlecain would be assassinated by Tiber Septim, who would unite the provinces of Tamriel under his Empire. The last recorded date that Sutch was still a city was in 2E 864.[6][7]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Fort Sutch (Oblivion)

During the Oblivion Crisis in 3E 433, the ruins of Fort Sutch was left abandoned and isolated by the denizens of the Imperial Province. A squadron of Imperial Legion soldiers were stationed at the ruins of Fort Sutch when an Oblivion Gate opened east of the structure. With the help of a warrior, the group was able to destroy the gate and save the area from another invasion. At some point, the ruins of Fort Sutch were used as a redoubt by the bandits of the Gold Coast, led by a warlord, Roderick, who had fallen sick from an unknown illness. The Warlord Roderick had supposedly died from ingesting poison instead of his medicine. His death was orchestrated by the Dark Brotherhood.[8]



  • Sutch was set to appear in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion but was cut out of the game before the release. It was featured in the Oblivion E3 Demo that was released in 2005. There have been mentions of Sutch throughout the final game, implying that it was cut late into development.



Notice: The following are unlicensed references. They are not copyrighted by a ZeniMax Media company, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - E3 2005 Video
  2. The Drake of Blades Answer Your Questions